Illinois Should Decouple from Federal CARES Act Tax Breaks
Release: February 2, 2021
Part of the federal economic stimulus created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, involved increasing the tax relief businesses could claim under the existing net operating loss and excess business loss tax breaks. Among other things, the Cares Act made these tax cuts retroactive, meaning businesses can claim losses and reduce their tax liability for years in which the pandemic had no impact on their profitability. CTBA provides reasoning for supporting decoupling from Federal CARES Act Tax Breaks.
The Case for Fundamental Tax Reform in Illinois: Why We Need a Graduated State Income Tax
Release: May 23, 2012
Presentation on why Illinois needs tax reform, and the case for a graduated income tax.
Funding Our Future: Reforming Illinois Tax Policy
Release: October 29, 2010
This Report is a thorough analysis of the Illinois’s long-term spending patterns, budget problems and tax policy.
Facing Reality: Illinois Must Raise Revenue to Balance Its Budget
Release: July 2, 2009
This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.
Release: March 11, 2009
How the state elects to resolve its record deficit will have a meaningful impact on the size and duration of the recession in the state's economy. Given this scenario, the state's best hope of growing its economy and countering the recession is to close its deficit by raising taxes progressively and maintaining or expanding spending on services.